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California State University and Faculty Union
Reach Tentative Agreement

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(July 31, 2012) – The California State University has reached a tentative agreement on a successor contract with the California Faculty Association that represents 23,000 faculty, coaches, counselors and librarians. The contract runs through June 30, 2014 and becomes effective upon ratification by CFA members and the CSU Board of Trustees.

"In this extremely challenging budget climate, we are pleased to come to an agreement with the CFA that will allow both parties to move forward and focus on the state's reinvestment in higher education," said John Swarbrick, CSU associate vice chancellor for labor relations.

The tentative agreement calls for no salary increases for 2010-11 and 2011-2012 with opportunities to re-open salary and benefits for 2012-13 and 2013-2014. In addition, the agreement calls for changes to the evaluation and appointments process for three-year temporary faculty appointments, as well as an increased reimbursement rate to the CSU for leave time taken for union duties.

Other provisions of the tentative agreement include a discretionary campus-based equity program that targets specific faculty classifications and a systemwide online evaluation process.

Both parties are hoping to complete the ratification process at the September
18-19 CSU Board of Trustees meeting.

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